Edward C. Moore
Edward C. Moore was the jewelry design director as well as the head of the silver workshops at Tiffany & Company for forty years from 1851 to 1891. The artists at Tiffany studied jewelry and objects and learned because of Moore's push to educate. Moore was born in New York City, where his father, John Chandler Moore, was a noted silversmith. This is where he learned silversmithing as well as jewelry creation. From 1848 to 1851 he became his fathers partner in the business and when his father retired, Moore inherited the business. After his father retired Moore entered an exclusive contract with Tiffany & Co. He would work exclusively for Tiffany and Co as an independent, outside craftsman running the shop. Then in 1868 he joined the firm, working as the firm's chief silver designer until 1891 when he passed away. Moore’s study of jewelry and objects as well as culture and history helped inspire his most important work includes Japanese style jewelry and silver objects as well as archaeological revival jewelry.